August 24, 2015

What children learn from their parents, family members and caregivers lasts a lifetime. From an early age and throughout their childhood, children learn from the adults who are central to their everyday lives. The values, principles and learning opportunities that are conveyed through modeling, exposure and action are critical. Therefore, it is important to create…
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August 13, 2015

Know Your Rights and Obligations Every fall, students and employees who observe the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (“High Holidays”) must resolve scheduling conflicts resulting from their concurrent religious obligations and school or work responsibilities. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) firmly believes that to create welcoming and respectful school and workplace environments,…
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VRA info August 6, 2015

Today, August 6, is the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing into law the Voting Rights Act (VRA), one of the most important and effective pieces of civil rights legislation ever passed. As he signed the bill into law, President Johnson said, “Today is a triumph for freedom as huge as any victory that has ever…
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August 3, 2015

  August 3, 2015   Dear Educator, The beginning of the school year is a time when many major Jewish holidays occur. Jewish students, teachers and parents may be unable to attend classes or other school events due to religious observance. As you may know, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are some of the holiest…
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